Monday, October 09, 2006

A marathon is a bloodly long way!

There's no denying it!

I'll post a full race report, but with 1 minute to sum it it up. I love the marathon. Anyone who gets to the end of one of these has done something special.

I just wanted to stop on this one. My calf didn't make it, but I did. The clock read about 3:42:30, but I had long given up on worrying about the time before I finished.

Thanks for all you comments and support.

Awesome job, Ms Toast. I love this woman.


Blogger Jen_runs said...

Congrats! Looking forward to reading the race report

7:50 am  
Blogger robtherunner said...

Congratulations to you and the misses. Can't wait for the report.

8:42 am  
Blogger Clairie said...

Mark, you did a great effort in finishing. I myself would have walked and DNF the race.
I can't stand to be in pain....and I don't like defeat when things don't go to plan. That's just me.

You trained so bloody hard for that race and my first thoughts for you were shock and horror. The poor guy. He really deserved that PB this time, he really really really did.
But then I read your upbeat post about loving the Marathon and that just to finish is an awesome task.
that is correct and for a minute there I had forgotten.

I have only run one marathon so I don't have the pre-requisites to call myself experienced. But i know hard work and I know what you were working towards was achievable. Dammit you didn't get there.
But you finished in good time considering and that IS bloody marvellous. One more race notch on your belt and one more big experience to put in the memory bank. I hope you pass on your learnings to me......and even more so I hope that damn calf gets better real soon - we have another race on the calendar to train for!!!!!

Take care Toasty, I'll buy you a beer on Saturday at 4pm.

Katie - a PB, what can I say. For someone not even training overly much you did brilliantly. Now lets get you out to the Running Buddies on Saturday and get you another PB at Hawaii.....see ya Sat.

10:48 am  
Blogger Wobbly man said...

Sorry we didn't get to enjoy a beer afterwards Toasty! Congrats on finishing - I hope our cheering helped a little :) Looking forward to reading a full report when you get around to it.

11:03 am  
Blogger CJ said...

Well done!!!! How did Katy go? Great work both of you! Looking forward to hearing more about it. Another visit to KokoBlack maybe? (in that case, have one for me!)

11:49 am  
Blogger Tammy said...

I can't keep track... are you living in my past? Or my future?? Either way, congrats on an outstanding finish time... hope the calf doesn't have to be put out to pasture (get it? calf. out to pasture. I crack me up.)

1:46 pm  
Anonymous IHateToast said...

what blows my mind is that you ran it in pain. i'm with clairie. i'd have stopped.

now take care of it for honolulu. none of this macho aussie b.s.!

4:31 pm  
Blogger Ewen said...

In spite of her hating toast!

Sounds like it was a long bloody way. Well done on finishing although I think you're crazy.

7:29 pm  
Blogger Chelle said...

OMG, I am so proud of you, you have done so well and stayed so postive despite what would have gotten us ordinary folk down.
Recover well and you're hard work and training for this marathon will be realised in the near future I'm sure.

11:51 am  

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